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eBay has pulled the plug on its eBay Now same-day delivery pilot programs, but is still exploring solutions that fit better with its 25 million sellers. Here’s a look at this weeks’ news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world… and more.
Working together, Visa and Stripe, a mobile and online payment provider, will enable a global payments solution for new ecommerce experiences like “buy buttons” and new innovations to come.
Bitnet and Zooz have announced a strategic partnership that will enable merchants to accept bitcoin as a payment method on the Zooz payment platform.
UPS is expanding its Access Point pickup program to 100 U.S. cities by the end of 2015, with 8,000 locations here and 22,000 in 10 countries worldwide.
A Deloitte study shows that back-to-school shopping is now spread throughout the year; What’s more, surveyed shoppers favor smartphones over other devices for shopping information. Here are more insights from the results of Deloitte’s Back-to-School and Back-to-College surveys.
A site abandonment survey of more than 60,000 ecommerce shoppers by Bizrate Insights found that retailers can reduce abandonment of those customers who visited with the intent to buy, but didn’t complete a purchase, by listening to their problems and their proposed solutions.
After a few months of beta testing, Jet has been cleared for takeoff. And the ecommerce skies have got a little more crowded. Here’s a look at this weeks’ news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world… and more.
PayPal, which was split from eBay last week, has struggled in the Indian market in the past, as it faced issues with the Reserve Bank of India. The RBI wanted the company to transfer the money held in its accounts to a bank within a pre-determined period, limiting its traditional functions.
Walmart announced it has acquired the remaining shares in Yihaodian, taking full ownership of its ecommerce business in China. See what this will mean for the businesses.
Bluestar Alliance LLC, a brand management company, announced it has acquired the Limited Too brand trademarks. See what this will mean for the brand.
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